Sunday Quotes: Beyond the Desert

“Beyond the desert of criticism, we wish to be called again…the same passion which leads us away from God can also lead us back to God and to our true selves.”

Richard Rohr, as cited by Sarah Bessey

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Sunday Quotes: What Stories Are For

“That’s what stories are for. Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story.”

Tim O’Brien; The Things They Carried

Sunday Quotes: A Distorted Fragment

“The professional pessimist sees one half of the picture, the professional optimist the other. The former calls the latter superficial and is in turn pronounced defeatist. Each possesses a distorted fragment of the Christian faith. The Bible‚Äôs realism exceeds that of the worst cynic, for it knows what man has done to God. At the same time its hope surpasses the wildest utopian fantasy, for it has concrete experience of what this same God will do for man.”

Edmond La B. Cherbonnier